I recently watched a documentary called Food Matters. It was alright. Not as great as Food Inc, but interesting enough. I won’t launch into a full review of the movie because…well… I’m just not that good at that kind of thing
However, I’ll tell you what *I* learned from it, and how I am acting on it.
#1. Vitamins are good, mmk?
I sometimes kinda sorta every now and then take my vitamins. I’ve always had a very hard time swallowing pills, so I never got in a good habit of taking a one-a-day. I recently saw these gummy ones for sale and tried them. They are DELICIOUS. Its hard to just eat two! I bought refills today. They are expensive, but I found a coupon on their website!
I also grabbed some this green goodness :
It is a crazy blend of “superfoods” which boasts that one serving gives you the antioxidant equivalent of 7 servings of fruits and vegetables.
#2. 51% Raw
We all know that raw food (veggies/fruit, specifically) is far superior to cooked food in regards to their nutrients. But, if you’re like me, you don’t really think about it that much. Mom taught me how to cook my veggies and so that’s what I do with about 70% of them.
The documentary mentioned quickly that 51% of each meal should be raw foods. And it kind of stuck with me. I don’t know where that number really came from, or if it’s based on actual nutritional science… but I liked the sound of it. Why cook things when I don’t need to? I like raw veggies just as much as cooked ones… so there really isn’t a point in losing vitamins and nutrients unnecessarily.
I put this into practice immediately with my dinner. I was making shrimp, carrots, and mushrooms. So I cooked the shrimpies
The mushrooms I simply washed and sliced
The carrots, I sliced thin, and drizzled with apple cider vinegar, salt & pepper.
All together now!
It was delicious, flavorful, and freakishly filling. I couldn’t even finish that plate.
For the record, No, Joel did NOT eat the same thing
He had the shrimp, cooked honey glazed carrots, and a tomato with balsamic and bleu cheese.
Sooo… yes, that’s about all I learned from the documentary. It had some interesting people talking about vitamins completely replacing pharmaceuticals. I’m somewhere in the middle on that debate, but it was alright. It did even get Joel wanting some vitamins, so I got him some too
Do you consider the raw vs. cooked debate when preparing your meals?